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New REACH regulations for PU-products

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WORKING WITH PU-PRODUCTS. 

We would like to inform you that all professional users who use PU-products need to be trained and certified before August 24, 2023 in order to work safely with these products. REACH Regulations has established new rules for using products which contain diisocyanates, including polyurethane products like adhesives, coatings and sealants.

 

WHAT IS REACH? 

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Regulation. It’s a European and British Government regulation which focusses on improving the protection of human health and the environment from potential risks from chemical substances. Furthermore they ensure the global competitiveness of the chemical industry in the UK and Europe is maintained.

 

A NEW REACH REGULATION. 

This new REACH regulation means that you need to be trained and certified when working with products containing more than 0.1% of monomeric diisocyanates, which also applies to products such as: polyurethane products like adhesives, coatings and sealants. All professionals and industrial users must complete a training before using PU-products. This training needs to be fulfilled BEFORE August 24, 2023. DIY users are not affected by this law.

Find the mandatory PU-training or get more information about it here.

 

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE.

If you are used to working with PU-products, but if you have any reason not wanting to complete the upcoming PU-training, there is an alternative. Lecol offers high-quality MS-primers and MS-adhesives as an alternative for your traditional PU-products. The MS-product range is free of diisocyanates, which is safer to work with regarding your health and environment. Another major advantage, you don’t need any trainings and certificates in order to work with MS-products. Discover all other advantages of working with MS-products and book a demo with on of our Lecol representatives.